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Jackie Grenda (#47221767)
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I have been interested in genealogy for years. My mother used to take me to Sullivan Missouri and she would comb the countryside in search of family. We found graves in corn fields. Thanks to the internet and "Find A Grave" you can find your family's history, instead of driving miles.

I have two children and live in Illinois. My passion is art, working with kids at church and in scouts, singing, caroling at Christmas, painting and many, many other fun hobbies.
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 • 20 Memorials Added
 • 29 Memorials Managed
 • 54 Photos
 • 1 Photo Request
 • 53 Virtual Flowers
 • 1 Virtual Cemetery
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B.J. Waters
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B.J. Waters
RE: Update on Fairie Rosa Schwidde
Well, that explains that! It looks strange to see her sister with the same married surname . . . so I thought that must be a mistake.

I'll put that in the bio. I can't put both surnames in the last name field because that will basically render the memorial unsearchable.

I'm glad you got back to me.

Best regards,

Added by B.J. Waters on Mar 28, 2017 8:30 PM
B.J. Waters
Fairie Wimmer (Cahow)
Hello! I think a while back you may have had a photo request and her name on the cemetery records is Fairie Wimmer. Another contributor went out to take a photo, but I believe he was in the wrong location. Fairie is buried next to her parents and there is a marker, however the surname on the headstone is Cahow. Looks like she got married again at some point, but I have no idea why the cemetery record has Wimmer as the surname.

Anyway, I have added photos of the correct location. I have also changed the name on her memorial to reflect what is on the headstone.

Sorry about the mix-up.

Best regards,

Added by B.J. Waters on Mar 27, 2017 10:35 PM
Jackie, a volunteer in Sacramento has added a photo of Georgia's headstone.

Added by Sidney on Apr 19, 2016 6:04 PM
RE: Ned and Georgia Alexander
Hi Jackie,

I'm not much closer to Sacramento than you are - New Mexico to be exact. I do memorials in various Veteran's cemeteries around the country from the VA's burial index, which shows her buried with your Uncle. The headstone should be in place by now, it usually takes 3 to 4 weeks, so I sent a request for a local volunteer to take a picture.

Added by Sidney on Apr 17, 2016 12:59 PM
RE: Ned and Georgia Alexander
I have transferred her memorial to you. I'm thrilled to have her with family.

Added by Sidney on Apr 16, 2016 10:49 AM
Ned and Georgia Alexander
Jackie, I have been working on adding memorials at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, and just added Georgia Jean Alexander. I see that you manage her husband Ned's memorial, and wondered if you would like me to transfer Georgia to you.

Added by Sidney on Apr 16, 2016 9:09 AM
August Schwidde photo

I am so excited to see the photo of August Schwidde.

I recently traveled to Danville National Cemetery in Danville Illinois to photograph the headstone of my wife's great grandfather, Herman Schwidde, and had findagrave correct the name--it had been uploaded as Schwiddle.

Herman is one of August's brothers (which you may have known already). I've been doing a lot of searching for Schwidde information over the years, and yours is the first photo from August's generation I've seen--thanks for sharing!

And, naturally, I'd love to compare notes on Schwiddes!

Added by mahler9 on Jun 06, 2015 6:40 AM
RE: Mandy Rachel Hopper
You are welcome.
Added by Rob5380 on Feb 15, 2014 1:52 PM
Don Green
RE: Fairie R. Wimmer

You're very welcome for the photos, Jackie. Very sorry they couldn't include a marker. Photographed three unmarked graves today :) Bringing too much bad news.

Added by Don Green on Mar 12, 2013 9:51 PM
Bev Golden
Fred Helms
I put Fred in the Helms cemetery as that matched the location named on his death certificate of "Japan, MO." However, the Martin cemetery on AE does, too, so since his wife Caroline is buried there I've moved him there. I've also transferred him to you as you're related and I'm not. Good luck with your research and family reunion!
Added by Bev Golden on Mar 12, 2013 3:10 PM
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